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Oregon commits: High school highlights

11/10/2012

It was a light schedule for Oregon's commits this weekend. Tyrell Robinson and Tyree Robinson (San Diego, Calif./Lincoln) and Darren Carrington (San Diego, Calif./Horizon) all had byes as they prepare to for the playoffs next week. The rest of the class was up to their old tricks, including another masterpiece from running back Thomas Tyner (Aloha, Ore./Aloha).

Star of the week: Thomas Tyner, the biggest mover from the west in the new ESPN 150 (up to No. 90 from No. 104) proved yet again that he is worth the hype. After a regular season in which he rushed for 2,800 yards, Tyner had his second highest total of the year. Not only did he rush 36 times for 438 yards and four touchdowns (94, 67, 10 and 65 yards), the nation's No.11 running back had the game-winning 24-yard touchdown catch with 2:13 to go in the game. His catch put Aloha up for good as they squeaked out a 38-35 win over Hillsboro (Ore.) Glencoe. Tyner now sits at 3,238 yards on the year. With 108 yards next week, he will become the state record-holder for yards in a single season. The 6-foot, 210-pound athlete now has 39 rushing touchdowns and 5 through the air, giving him 44 total touchdowns on the year.

Dontre Wilson (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) -- The No. 52 player in the ESPN 150 helped DeSoto finish off a perfect regular season on Thursday night. DeSoto got a tough test from Mansfield (Texas) High School, but pulled out a 37-23 win behind Wilson's 166 yards and two touchdowns. DeSoto, one of the top teams in Texas -- and the country -- will open the playoffs next week against Killeen (Texas) Harker Heights. On Friday, Wilson was presented with his Under Armour All-American Game jersey during a ceremony at DeSoto.

John Mundt (Modesto, Calif./Central Catholic) -- The No. 11 TE in the country helped the Raiders to a huge playoff win, 63-20 against Bear Creek (,Calif.). The 6-5, 235-pound Mundt had two receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown on offense. On defense, he had seven tackles and three sacks, bring his total to 14.5 sacks on the season.

Chris Seisay (American Canyon, Calif./American Canyon) -- The No. 88 athlete in the country showed once again that he is more valuable his ranking indicates. After being named the Solana County League's Defensive Player of the Year last week, Seisay showed why in American Canyon's first ever playoff win. Seisay had two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown through the air, and a 16-yard run on the ground. Seisay shined on special teams and defense with a 50-yard punt return for touchdown, and added 10 tackles on defense.

Matt Wogan (Indian Trail, NC/Porter Ridge) -- The No. 4 kicker in the country had one catch for 5 yards on offense, but nailed three field goals and an extra point, as Porter Ridge won a hard fought playoff game, 16-6. Wogan was perfect on his place-kicks and had touchbacks on four of his five kickoffs.

Evan Voeller (West Linn, Ore./West Linn) -- Voeller returned from a shoulder separation two weeks ago and helped West Linn get into the playoffs with two straight wins. Voeller and the Lions had their season come to an end on Friday night as they fell to Southridge 59-14. The good news is that the Under Armour All-American returned to the field earlier than expected and should be good in top form by the time the prestigious all-star game comes in January.

Doug Brenner (Portland, Ore./Jesuit) -- Brenner and the Crusaders cruised to a 65-6 win over Gresham (Ore.) Centennial. After their 19th opening round win in the past 20 years, Jesuit will host 6-4 Thurston High School (Springfield, Ore.) next week.

Alex Redmond (Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos) -- With Redmond out once again with a dislocated elbow, the Griffins fell to La Habra (Calif.) in the first round of the CIF playoffs. The Griffins finished at 6-5 overall, including a record of just 1-3 since Redmond's season came to a premature end.